Climate Photo of the Week
“I Saw the World Melting” — Feature story by Gary Braasch just published in French visionary magazine that seeks to “build a community to change the era."
The story of World View of Global Warming is featured in the current issue of We Demain, a futurist commentary and editorial magazine published in Paris. In the article I tell of the polar beginnings of our unique global warming photographic work, and bring it through 15 years to today’s emphasis on how people are affected by and taking action on climate change. Ten photographs from the wide-ranging climate library were selected by photo editor Joel Halioua for the pages of this large-format quarterly magazine. We Demain — Tomorrow We — covers technology, economies, energy, medicine, food, art and social change, seeking to build "a community to change the era” and "reinvent models of the twentieth century."
In the article, I recount the adventures of "making global warming visible,” and tell the stories of scientists and affected and active citizens around the world I've photographed. The piece ends stating that the most important current images are about "the near future --- how we’ll get our energy, build, cook, manufacture, travel and improve health and community life in a low-carbon world.” The full article and photos will be available here soon.
News and images of the Shell drill rig Polar Pioneer, the reaction in Puget Sound and Seattle to its arrival, and the political and scientific controversy swirling around Shell’s bid to drill for oil off the coast of Alaska this summer are found here and here
"Climate Change, Our Personal Challenge” Photography Presentation by Gary Braasch
15 years of World View of Global Warming, documenting climate change 1999-2015
This project would be impossible without scientists and observers around the world who have provided hundreds of scientific contacts and papers. See Background, Advisors, and Reference for documentation, funders and major advisors, without whom I could not complete the work.
World View of Global Warming is a project of the Blue Earth Alliance, Seattle Washington, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. The project is supported entirely by donations, grants, and license fees for the photographs. Please see information about how to contribute.
For other information about Gary Braasch's climate change projects and books, please see the books Earth Under Fire and How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate, and the exhibit "Climate Change in Our World" at the Books and Exhibits link on the top menu of this page.
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